Student News Briefs: September 23, 2011

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HOMECOMING COURT VOTING ENDS TODAY:  Please remember to vote for Homecoming Court 2011. Voting ends today (Friday) at 5:00 pm. Best of luck to all the candidates!

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Hangover 2 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next week’s movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CLUB SCRIMMAGE:  The Women’s Volleyball Club and we will be holding a scrimmage vs. NMU in the SDC Wood Gym on Saturday, September 24 beginning at 4:00 pm and going until 8:00 pm.  Students and community members are welcome to come and cheer us on!   If any girls are interesting in joining the club as well, they can email Ashley Wood at anwood@mtu.edu.
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POW-MIA REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND:  Michigan Tech’s Arnold Air Society will be hosting their first POW-MIA Remembrance Weekend September 23-25.  The goal of this event is to spread awareness about local and national POWs and MIAs. We want to assure the families and friends of those service men and women that although their loved ones may still be lost, they certainly are not forgotten.

Friday, September 23 will be “Red Friday.” All individuals are encouraged to wear a red t-shirt in honor of our service men and women.

Saturday, September 24 we will be holding a public POW-MIA 5k Bridge Run and Walk. This will be taking place at Porvoo Park in Hancock at 10:00am. Local military organizations, students, faculty, and people of all ages are invited to participate in this run/walk. Prizes will be given to the top 3 men and women participants. An awards ceremony will take place at 11:30am in the Rosza Parking lot after the walkers have completed their course.

Sunday, September 25 our Air Force ROTC Color Guard will partake in raising the flag that morning at 8:00am. We are inviting the public the come out and observe such a ceremony. It would be an honor to not only show our support for those who have fought for their country but also to show our support towards the efforts being made to make sure these individuals are not forgotten.

Registration is $10 and sign-up is available online at active.com found under Hancock POWMIA Bridge Run. There will also be registration booths present at Red Friday at Mich Tech’s ROTC building, 12-3pm Sept. 23; and at Porvoo Park on race day from 8:30-9:30am Sept. 24.  Only paper forms will be available at these locations.  If you have any questions, please contact Brittney Szabo at blszabo@mtu.edu.

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Homecoming

Saturday, October 1

Exhibition Hockey Game 7:07 pm –  Black OUT!

Sunday, October 2

Fans in the Stands Competition Women’s Soccer vs. Lake Erie College 12:00 pm – White OUT!

Rozsa Window Decorating (2:00-5:00PM)

·Class A & C Flag Football Competition (6:30PM)

Monday, October 3

Homecoming Kick Off (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) in MUB Circle:  Get your stadium cups with fountain soda!

Class B Powder Puff Football Competition Game (6:00PM)

Class A & C Flag Football Championship Game (9:00PM)

Tuesday, October 4

Fort Wilkins Miner Education (11:00-1:00 pm in MUB Circle)

Dirt Cups (11:00-1:00 pm in MUB Circle)

Wednesday, October 5

Homecoming Challenges/Miner Games

Pasty Toss and Tram Race (5:00-7:00 pm – Walker Lawn) & Tug of War (7:30 pm)

Thursday, October 6

Live Band Karaoke (7:00-10:00 pm in Fisher 135)

Friday, October 7  “Family Weekend”

Homecoming Boat Parade (4:00 pm)

Pep Rally following parade (Chutes and Ladders)

Cardboard Boat Races (5:30 pm — Chutes and Ladders)

Hockey Game vs. American International (7:07 pm)

Saturday, October 8

Football Game vs. Saginaw Valley State (1:00 pm)

Court Coronation & Overall Winners Announced (Football Halftime)

Hockey Game vs. American International (7:37 pm) Followed by Broomball
Championship Game

Sunday, October 9Rozsa Window Take-Down (12:00 pm)

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MEET ‘N GREET AITP:  The Association of Information Technology Professionals will be hosting a Meet ‘n Greet for students and company representatives focusing on careers in information systems or information technology (MIS, CNSA, CPE, SE, etc.).  The event will be Monday, September 26 at 7:30 pm in the Wadsworth Hall Annex and tickets are just $15 – reserve yours now by emailing Zack Wheeler at ztwheele@mtu.edu.

Companies that will be represented at this event include Ford, 3M, Target, Sentry Insurance, Los Alamos National Labs and Heartland Business Systems.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity of one-on-one time with company representatives that are here to hire YOU for their internship or co-op opportunities!

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THRILLER CLUB:  If you love Michael Jackson’s music and want to dance like a zombie, meetings of the Thriller Club are held each Thursday at 8:00 pm on the second floor of the MUB.  If you have any questions, contact Andrew Lund at aelund@mtu.edu.

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GALA LATINA:  Salsabrosa Dance Group and Gala Latina is the ONLY event at Michigan Tech that features a live Latin band!  This is Sergio’s 8th year delivering the audience with great music and amazing musicians. Their passion is to bring the best event as part of the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month to Michigan Tech.  For questions related to these events, please call the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 7-2920.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Salsabrosa Dance Company, Danny Valderas
Free Lessons at the Residence halls
Douglas Houghton Hall – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wadsworth Hall – 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, October 14, 2011
Free Wellness Workshop – Salsa Dancing!
Salsabrosa Dance Company, Danny Valderas
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom
Campus and Local community
In Collaboration with Michigan Tech’s Benefits Office
Husky Paw members eligible for 100 points!
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Review Steps
12:00 pm – 12:30 Basic Level
12:30  – 1:00 pm Intermediate Level
1:00 – 1:30 pm  – Putting all levels together and having fun!

Friday, October 14, 2011
Salsabrosa Dance Company, Danny Valderas
Free All Levels workshop!
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom

Round of Salsa Dancing – Rueda de Casino
8:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom

Sergio Poventud and his Live Latin Band: Veneno!
Cost: $10 (pay at the door)
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom  9:00 p.m.  – 1:00 a.m.

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Maria Bamford, as seen on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and every other Late-Night and not-so Late Night comedy program, takes the Rozsa Stage on Friday, September 30th, 7:30 pm.  All seats are $20.00.  To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, go online at tickets.mtu.edu.


Student News Briefs: September 16, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week the Film Board is showing Super 8 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.   If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next week’s movie is The Hangover 2. 

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HAM RADIO TRAINING:  HARC will be offering training to get your Ham Radio Technician license.  It will be Tuesday, September 20, Thursday, September 22, Tuesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in Fisher 131.  Attend all dates for the full class, but you are welcome to attend one.  There will be a licensing exam on a later date.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Angela Selden at amselden@mtu.edu or join our mailing list harc-l@mtu.edu.  If you are interested in Ham radio and would like to learn more, the first session will be an overview of what it is and what we do in the local community.
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LATIN AMERICAN DANCE:  Join us on Friday, September 23 beginning at 8:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom B for a fun and relaxing time at the first Latin American dance of the year, a BOAT PARTY!   Wear your summer-boat-cruise outfit!  Learn how to dance to Latin music with free salsa lessons and make new friends.  Following the lessons, there will be a three hours (9:00 pm to midnight)of open floor dancing including salsa, merengue, and bachata.  No partner needed-family friendly-all skill levels-FREE!  Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. 

This event is organized by NOSOTROS, Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the Graduate Student Government and the Undergraduate Student Government.  For information contact amirchi@mtu.edu

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Student News Briefs: September 9, 2011

FILM BOARD:  ‘This week’s Film Board is showing Thor in 3D in Fisher 135.  Please remember to bring a Tech ID in order to check out 3D glasses.  It will be shown on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next week’s film is Super 8.

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SWING CLUB KICKOFF DANCE AND LESSON SERIES:  The Swing Club is hosting a free kickoff dance this Saturday, September 10th from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm on the Walker lawn.  Introductory swing dance lessons will be given.  No experience is required.  All are invited – bring your friends or come alone; no partner is necessary.  Additionally, the Swing Club is hosting a free, five-week East Coast Swing lesson series starting Thursday, September 15th at 8:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  Open dancing directly follows.  Contact Bert Spychalski at rmspycha@mtu.edu for more information about either event.

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PARADE OF NATIONS:  You are encouraged to participate in the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival taking place on Saturday , September 17, 2011.  This year’s theme is “Spice is Always Nice.”   Share your creative side by designing a float that represents the theme.  Walking floats are permitted!  You can win money for your organization, student group or Residence Hall Floor.  To find out more information, please log onto http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/ .  The deadline for float applications is Tuesday, September 13th .  For more information, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920 .

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GNAR:  The Outdoor Adventure Program is seeking additional volunteers for the Great Northern Adventure Race from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 24.  Helpers are needed to facilitate race events, coordinate participants, and provide medical support.  Experience or training is helpful, but not necessary.  To find more race details, go to http://www.oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace/.  To get involved (and get a free t-shirt and dinner) send an e-mail to twmaynar@mtu.edu with your name, shirt size, availability, and any special skills you have.

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ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS PROJECTS:  All are welcome to attend the Engineers Without Borders general meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 pm in Dillman 320.  Learn more about the different projects in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Honduras.  There will be a fun surprise activity!  Free drinks and snacks!  For questions, contact Merete at jmsorum@mtu.edu.

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PRESENTATION ON LATIN CULTURE:  The NOSOTROS Student Organization is hosting the first of a series of presentations called “A Door to Latin Culture” on Thursday, September 15 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 138.  Anieri Morales Rivera will talk about her native country, Puerto Rico.  The presentation is free and open to everybody.  Questions about the presentation can be directed to Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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JOIN THE THRILLER CLUB:  If you love Michael Jackson’s music and want to dance like a zombie, the first meetings of the Thriller Club will be held at 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 15 and at 10:00 am on Saturday September 17.  For questions, contact Andrew Lund at aelund@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs: September 2, 2011

Rozsa 2011-2012 Season Single Tickets On Sale Today!

Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts single ticket sales for all performances begin today, September 1, 2011.

September performances include the Student Entertainment Board-sponsored rock band “ Motion City Soundtrack ” on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 5 th , the spectacular dance event “ MOMIX: Botanica ” on Friday Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 th ; a lecture with the famed inventor Ray Kurzweil o n Wednesday, Sept. 28; rounding off September at the Rozsa is Comedian Maria Bamford , on Friday, Sept. 30, known as the Comedy Central “Lable Maker Lady.”

For more details about September events, please see the attached press release, and images from some of our current print and web advertisements are also attached.

Other highlights this fall include Savion Glover: Bare Soundz ; Savion is known as the best tap dancer in the world! T he Michigan Tech Band and Choir Honors Festival is pleased to present a concert with the internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Eric Whitacre ; straight from Lake Wobegone, join the Rozsa for an ” An Evening of Storyelling with Garrison Keillor ” ; the hilarious Deer Camp the Musical also takes the stage in October ; and join the Rozsa Center in welcoming Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol for a family-friendly holiday celebration in December. And that’s just a sampling from the first half of the 2011-2012 Season!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations at the Student Development Complex (SDC), at 906-487-2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu .

I’ll see you at the theater!

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FILM BOARD:  ‘This week’S Film Board is showing Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D in Fisher 135.  Because this movie is being shown in 3D, please remember to bring a Tech ID in order to check out 3D glasses.  It will be shown on Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd at 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next weeks film:  Thor in 3D.
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STUDENT ORG RE-REGISTRATION:  A reminder to Registered Student Organizations that the re-registration process takes place next week on September 6, 7 and 8 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in the Student Organizations Office, MUB 106.  Meet with staff on a walk-in basis; first come, first served.  Your organization will be asked to complete a re-registration card, complete an online executive board training, and have your organization’s inventory completed and uploaded to Involvement Link.  If you have any questions regarding re-registration, contact Maryann Wilcox by phone, 487-2402, or email, mawilcox@mtu.edu.

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PARADE OF NATIONS NEEDS FLOATS:  The annual Parade of Nations is seeking additional floats for the parade.  This year’s Parade will be held on Saturday, September 17.  Find out more information by going to http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/ .

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT:  Join us for The “Be Better Together for 9/11” Service Project on Saturday, September 10, 2011 beginning at 9am.  The project will be the final grounds preparation and clean up on the Habitat for Humanity house at 602 Agate Street (off of College Ave.), just a few blocks from campus. Please dress appropriately and bring a water bottle.  At least 20 student volunteers are needed for the project.  Please contact Bucky Beach at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 482-5410 or bsbeach@mtu.edu.

This event is a part of Interfaith Youth Core’s Better Together Campaign of interfaith action on campuses across the country and is co-sponsored by the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  These web sites have some additional information (mostly pictures):  http://coppercountryh4h.org/Calendar.htm  http://www.facebook.com/pages/KilpelaSam-Habitat-for-Humanity-Home/215523828480050.

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9/11 CEREMONY:  The ROTC will hold a ceremony on 11 Sept 2011 at the ROTC building on Michigan Tech’s campus.  It will start around 0840 with a joint Army-Air Force color guard taking it’s place at the flag pole.  At 0846 (The time the first plane hit the twin towers), Reveille will sound, the flag will be raised and then the national anthem will follow.  After a few words from a Master of Ceremonies there will be a Wreath Laying, followed by the 21-rifle salute.

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NEW IMPROV GROUP:  There’s a brand new improv group on campus called Tech-O-Prov!  Ever wanted to learn how to do improv?  Already have improv experience and want to have fun?  We’re having practices in McCardle Theater (second floor of Walker Center for the Arts) every Friday this semester from 5:45 to 6:45!  Ever wanted to see a live improv show like SNL?  Then keep an eye out for postings about upcoming shows and events. If you have any questions, e-mail us at seadler@mtu.edu.

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LITTLE BROTHERS – FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY VOLUNTEERING:  Little Bros. – Friends of the Elderly would appreciate volunteers for their woodcutting program, which provides elderly people in need with wood to heat their homes throughout the winter.  People can volunteer as an individual or as a group to cut wood at one of our sites or an individual’s home, and/or deliver the wood to the elderly. Little Brothers will provide all of the equipment necessary. This is a great opportunity to volunteer and be shown some real appreciation!  If you’re interested, please contact Rebekka at  rdmikkol@mtu.edu or call (906) 482-6944.

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JOIN THE STUDENT COMMISSION!

Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved?  Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students?  If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings.  We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.  You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly, other students.  We work together to act on your idea and make changes.  Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include: 

  • Supported the proposal for Wadsworth Dining Hall to open earlier on the weekends
  • Supported the idea of faculty giving a mid-term survey each semester
  • Supporting the proposal to upgrade the blue light system on campus
  • Supported the drinking foundation hydration stations on campus
  • Proposed the idea for the senior lunch and survey
  • Increased recycling on campus
  • Developed a value statement

 Any one is welcome to attend upcoming meetings. 

 Fall Meeting Dates

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Wadsworth Hall G17/G19

Thursday, November 10, 2011, Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, December 8, 2011, Alumni Lounge A, MUB

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Student News Briefs: August 26, 2011

Experience the whimsical, smart, funny, and above all beautiful world that artist Sarah Kargol has created with “21st Century Monsterpieces” in the Rozsa Gallery. Please join the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in our celebration of her “21st Century Monsterpieces.”  This exhibition runs now to November 4, 2011.  The Rozsa Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 

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F’ALL NIGHTER:  Come out to the SDC on Saturday August 27th at 8:00 pm to get involved at Michigan Tech!  F’all Nighter is a showcase for student organizations on campus.  F’all Nighter is an alcohol free event and gives new students a great place to be for their first weekend on campus.   Basketball, ice skating, and other activities are provided by Alpha Phi Omega (APO), and many organizations will use this as an opportunity to recruit new members.  Other events will be mini golfing, cookie decorating, dancing, dodgeball, yard games, and much, much more!  Any questions regarding F’all Nighter can be directed to Gwendolyn Fleming at gfflemin@mtu.edu.
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BLOOD DRIVE:  As part of Welcome Week, the American Red Cross will be having a blood drive on Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Van Pelt Library Reading Room.  Appointments can be made by coming in person the day of and signing up for a time that fits your schedule.  The whole process takes about an hour.  It starts with registration, a health history and a ini-physical.  The actual donation takes no more than 10-12 minutes.  Afterward, you will be asked to spend a few minutes in the “canteen” where you can have a light refreshment before returning to your normal activities.

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STUDENT ORG RE-REGISTRATION:  Student Organization re-registration will take place September 6-8 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in MUB 106.  Please see the handout in your organization’s mailbox.  Re-registration will be on a walk-in basis:  first come, first served.  Organization representatives will need to complete an RSO re-registration card, have a completed inventory of all Student Activities Fee (SAF) funded equipment; complete an online executive board training, and will be required to resolve any past financial issues before re-registering

 

 

Welcome Week will kick-off on Monday, August 29 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Memorial Union Building Circle with give-a-ways of drawstring bags containing pencils, pens and notebooks, along with a bike clinic sponsored by the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP).   Welcome week will conclude on Sunday, September 4 with Women’s Soccer at 1:00 pm vs. Crookston, at Sherman Field, and the MUB Board Golf Scramble from 1:00-6:00 pm at the Portage Lake Golf Course.

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LABOR DAY CONCERT:   There will be a Labor Day concert in the Rozsa Center on Monday, September 5, featuring “Motion City Soundtrack.”  The concert is sponsored by the Student Entertainment Board (SEB).  Tickets will be $20 for Michigan Tech students and $25 for the general public.  Please visit www.rozsa.mtu.edu for more information.

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K-DAY:  K-Day is short for Keweenaw Day and is a longstanding tradition at Michigan Tech.  K-Day will be held on Friday, September 9 from 12:00-4:00 pm at McLain State Park.  There will be food, great music, student organization booths and fun activities. K-Day is an opportunity for students to see all 220 plus student organizations at Michigan Tech.  Student organizations set up displays and demonstrations for students to enjoy.  Transportation to McLain State Park will be provided on K-Day.  Buses will leave the Memorial Union Building every half hour beginning at noon.

Attention organizations:  Please register your organization for K-Day by September 2 at http://kday.mtu.edu/KDayReg.html.

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PARADE OF NATIONS AND MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL:  Start planning for this year’s Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival to be held on Saturday, September 17. Participation is encouraged in all the various events.

The Parade:  March from Hancock to the Dee Stadium in Houghton behind your nations flag. Wear your native dress, make a float to meet this year’s theme “Spice is Always Nice”, plan to provide music or pass out candy or anything else that will make it more fun for you and the spectators, within the Guidelines of course.

The Multicultural Festival:   Show your talent and sign up for an entertainment spot,  plan for a craft or ethnic food booth and find out why we call this the largest multicultural event in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Register at  http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/.   If you have any questions, please contact Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 906-487-2920 or International Programs and Services at 906-487-2160.

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GREAT NORTHERN ADVENTURE RACE:  Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program is announcing their second running of the G reat N orthern A dventure R ace on Saturday, September 24, 2011.  This introductory 3-5 hour race will consist of orienteering, Mt Biking, Running/Walking, and other mystery challenge events working with either 2 or 4 person teams. This is a great race for first time adventure racers as well as a good warm up for the seasoned veterans. The race will take place in the Tech Trails, Nara Trails, and local campus community.  The registration fee is $20 per racer. The race begins at 11:00 am and concludes at approximately 4:00 pm. Space is limited to 20 students and 40 community/staff members.  Sign up today before all of the spots are filled. Race gear can be rented from the OAP at 1/2 price.  Please complete and submit the Health History, Registration and Liability forms (required to compete) by September 16, 2011 at 5:00PM.  Further race details and information such as Registration and Health/Liability forms can be found online at http://www.oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace.  Other questions can be directed to oap@mtu.edu, or call 487-2290.

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Student News Briefs: August 5, 2011

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POTLUCK SUNDAY:  NOSOTROS is organizing a family-friendly potluck this coming Sunday to say goodbye to our friends, Federica Lanza and Daniele Alami.  Please join us on Sunday, August 7th from 6:00 pm to dusk at the East Houghton Waterfront Park next to the Super 8 hotel.  Everybody is welcome!  Bring a dish to share or something to grill.  There are no BBQ facilities, however you are welcome to bring your own grill.  We will be playing music so you can dance or listen to it.   Alcohol allowed for those 21 and older (no glass);  Bring your own dishes and silverware; Bathroom facilities available.  If you have any questions, please contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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2011 PARADE OF NATIONS AND MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL:  Start planning now for this year’s Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival to be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011.  All are welcome to participate!

The Parade:  March behind your nation’s flag from Hancock to the Dee Stadium in Houghton.  Wear your native dress or build a float to meet this year’s theme “Spice is Always Nice.”   Make it more festive by playing music, passing out candy or anything else that will add to the fun!

The Multicultural Festival:   Show your talent and sign up for an entertainment spot,  plan for a craft or ethnic food booth  and find out why we call this the largest multicultural event in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Applications are available at the website  http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/.  If you have any questions, please contact Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion Office at 906-487-2920 or International Programs and Services office at 906-487-2160.

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INPUT NEEDED FOR AUXILIARY SERVICES:  Have you had to make room or facilities reservations for your campus event?  If so, Auxiliary Services would like your feedback.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6QG536C .  This survey is being conducted to solicit customer feedback on the reservation process for the Auxiliary Services Department at Michigan Tech.  The results will be used to improve our services as well as share the results with other areas on campus.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Harry at lharry@mtu.edu.

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GREAT NORTHERN ADVENTURE RACE:  Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program is announcing their second running of the G reat N orthern A dventure R ace, and we want you to be a part of it!  The race will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 24, 2011 and will conclude at approximately 4:00 pm.  This introductory 3-5 hour race will consist of orienteering, mountain biking, running/walking, and other mystery challenge events working with either 2 or 4 person teams.  This is a great race for first time adventure racers as well as a good warm-up for the seasoned veterans. The race will take place on the Tech Trails, Nara Trails, and local campus community.

Registration fee is $20 per racer.  Space is limited to 20 students and 40 community/staff members. Sign up today before all of the spots are filled. Race gear can be rented from the OAP at 1/2 price.  Please complete and submit the Health History, Registration and Liability forms (required to compete) by September 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm.  Further race details and information such as Registration and Health/Liability forms can be found online at http://www.oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace.  If you have any questions, contact oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.

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ROZSA CENTER ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 SEASON:  Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts announce their 2011-2012 Season!  Subscription sales begin Monday, August 1, 2011, and single ticket sales begin September 1, 2011.  This year’s performances include the spectacles of dance that are MOMIX and Savion Glover; the internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Eric Whitacre; everyone’s favorite storyteller Garrison Keillor; the comedian Maria Bamford; and the hilarious Deer Camp – The Musical.  Also join us for local talent including the vibrant Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band punctuated by phenomenal student musicians, the award-winning Superior Wind Symphony, and the more intimate works “Fuddy Meers,” “Almost Maine,” and “Twelfth Night,” by the Tech Theatre Company in the McArdle Theatre.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Central Ticket Office (SDC), at 906-487-2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs: July 25, 2011

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NOSOTROS POTLUCK THIS FRIDAY:  NOSOTROS is organizing a potluck get together this Friday, July 29th at the East Houghton Waterfront Park (next to Super 8 hotel) beginning at 6pm and going until dusk.  We are expecting great weather and plan to have games and enjoy the sun.  Bring your own outdoor games, or dominoes, board games, a beach chair, etc.  There are no BBQ facilities, however you are welcome to bring your own grill.  We will be playing music so you can dance or listen to it, or you can just hang around, sit by the deck, and meet new friends.  We will start eating at 7 pm.  Bring your own dishes and silverware.  Alcohol is allowed for those 21 and older (no glass).  Bathroom facilities available and dogs are allowed.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact auboni@mtu.edu.

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K-DAY REGISTRATION:  It’s not too late for student organizations to register for K-Day!  Please register your organization by September 2nd at http://kday.mtu.edu/KDayReg.html.  K-Day is short for Keweenaw Day and is a longstanding tradition at Michigan Tech.  Student organizations head out to McLain State Park and set up displays and demonstrations for students.  K-day is known for many different events and activities for students as well as the student organization fair for students to see all 220 student organizations at Michigan Tech.   K-Day will be held on September 9th from 12:00-4:00pm.  Last year there was food, great music, student organization booths and other fun activities.  There will be free bus service to K-Day beginning at noon on the 9th leaving every half hour from the Memorial Union Building.  Hope to see you there!

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BLOOD DONORS FOR RESEARCH:  Medical Micro-Device Engineering Lab (M.D. ERL) on campus is seeking blood donors for all blood types, especially the following rare blood types: A-, B+, B-, AB+ and AB-.  If you would be willing to donate a small vial of blood via the trained personnel at the SDC Portage Health Clinic, please contact Ms. Kaela Leonard at kaela.m.leonard@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.  For any questions regarding the research, contact Dr. Adrienne Minerick at minerick@mtu.edu.  You will be asked to provide proof of blood type, but other personal information will not be recorded and will be kept completely confidential.  You will need to give your consent for donation; the form can be viewed at www.mderl.org.  A small monetary gift of $5 will be given to donors.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOUGHTON COUNTY FAIR:  Michigan Tech MIND TREKKERS are seeking volunteers for the Houghton County Fair, where the team will be showcasing nearly 100 hands-on demonstrations.  The event is on Thursday August 25, 2011. Volunteers are needed from 3:00pm-8:00pm, which includes a one-hour training session.  All volunteers will receive free dinner and free admission to the fair.  Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate.  If you can volunteer or would like more information, please e-mail Jess Banda at jebanda@mtu.edu .  To see photos, videos and articles about MIND TREKKERS visit:  http://mind-trekkers-in-the-news.tumblr.com/ .

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PARADE OF NATIONS PARTICIPATION:  The 22nd Parade of Nations “Spice is Always Nice”  will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in downtown Hancock and Houghton.  Michigan Tech students are invited to represent their countries by marching in the parade, making and selling food from your home country, or by showcasing your talent during the entertainment portion of the program.  The parade committee is accepting applications for floats, booths and performances.  International Programs and Services will award activity grants (up to $100) to recognized Michigan Tech clubs and organizations to offset the cost of participating.  Funding will be provided on a first come fist served basis so submit your applications today!

To register, visit the website http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/ and follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/International-Programs-and-Services-Michigan-Technological-University/202540158837 .  Please feel free to contact Bob Wenc at rjwenc@mtu.edu if you have any questions.

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Student News Briefs: July 6, 2011

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NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR ART PROJECT:  The Storyline Project, part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, is setting up the great collection of  stories submitted by thousands of people in Upper Peninsula communities in celebration of their ancestors survival of adversities.  These are going up right now at the Rosza Center and Walker Building!   If you can help with the display or in other way this week (July 5-9), come by the Rosza or call Mary Wright at 906.361.5548.

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The NOSOTROS Student Organization is holding a potluck get together this Saturday, July 9th at the East Houghton Waterfront Park (next to Super 8 motel) beginning at 4:00 pm and going until dusk.  We are planning to have games and enjoy the great weather expected for this weekend.  You can bring any outdoor games (frisbees, bocce ball, etc.), dominoes, board games, a beach chair, etc.

There are no BBQ facilities, however you are welcome to bring your own grill.  We will be playing music to dance or listen to, or you can just hang around, sit by the deck, and meet new friends.  We will start eating at 6 pm.

* Alcohol allowed for those 21 and older (no glass)
* Bring your own dishes and silverware
* Bathroom facilities available
* No dogs allowed

If you have any question, please feel free to contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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WEEKEND TRIP TO THE PORKIES:  Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on a weekend backpacking trip to the Porcupine Mountains!  Led by Brian and Tom, this trip will feature one of the great resources in our back yard – the Porkies!  The trip leaves the OAP house on Friday July 15th and returns around mid-Sunday July 17th. The park has some incredible vistas, and we’ll probably see quite a few of them including (but not limited to) waterfalls, Lake of the Clouds, and the sights of the wilderness coast of Lake Superior.  All skill levels are welcome, with trip leaders who will not only choose the best trails for the group, but take care of the transportation, food, cooking, group gear hauling, permits, and pre-trip info.  The total cost of the trip comes to $40, which can be paid when you sign up in the OAP Rental Center.  For more information, or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call 906-487-2290, or e-mail oap@mtu.edu, or stop by the OAP house.  Rental Center Hours can be found at www.oap.mtu.edu.

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GOLF OUTING:  Michigan Tech MBA Association and American Marketing Association of the School of Business and Economics would like to cordially invite you to the 2nd Annual Golf Outing.  This golf outing is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 6, 2011 (Reunion Week) from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the University-owned Portage Lake Golf Course.  Golfers pay a green fee of $45.00, with Michigan Tech students paying a special fee of $25.00 in order to encourage graduate and undergraduate students participation in the tournament for a chance to win a prize.

The tournament will be a 4-person scramble , with prizes rewarding the first three teams (cash prizes), and the winners of three competitions (longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin).  There will be a special prize for the worst performer as well!  Raffle tickets will be available for prizes donated by local businesses.  The golf outing is being put together for graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff, and alumni from ALL departments on campus, as well as for local community members.

Golfers will also receive a swag bag and are highly encouraged to confirm their participation by registering early.  Registration forms, once completed, can be sent to the School of Business and Economics with payment for the team or golfer (cash or check).  Golfers without a team should still sign up; our plan is to form teams for individual golfers based on their preferences if possible.

You may visit our page to learn more about the event:  http://www.mtu.edu/business/mba/mbaa/. Tournament rules, golf outing information, golfer sign-up form, and the event poster are all located in our ‘Most Downloaded Documents’ section of the page.

Please contact us at golfouting@mtu.edu  for any questions or comments you might have.

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Student News Briefs: June 17, 2011

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WEEKEND CANOE TRIP:  Join the Outdoor Adventure Program for a weekend canoe trip on the Peshtigo.  Departure is at 4pm on Friday, June 24th and returning Sunday evening, June 26th.  The trip entails a winding 15-mile paddle through the heavily forested Nicolet National Forest, passing hemlock stands, hardwood floodplains, marshes, and small rapids.  You will see lots of wildlife, get great pictures, and have a blast! Stop by the OAP to reserve your spot.  The cost is $55 and includes 2 guides, transportation, food, and group gear!  For more information please e-mail OAP@mtu.edu, or call the OAP at 487-2290.

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PARADE OF NATIONS:  Start thinking now about your involvment in the 2011 Parade of Nations.  This year’s Parade and Multicultural Festival will be held on Saturday, September 17th.  Your organization can sponsor a float in the Parade, an ethnic food booth or participate in the entertainment at the Festival.  Entertainment need not have a multicultural theme and individuals as well as organizations can participate.  For more information on this year’s Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, visit http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/ .

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ART EXHIBIT AT ROZSA:  Chris Rumery, artist and costume designer, will have her exhibition “Beyond Textiles” at the Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center Art Gallery through June 26, 2011.  “Beyond Textiles” is free and open to the public.  An accomplished costume designer for Broadway, television, and regional theatre, Chris finds and creates beauty by transforming simple, pedestrian, or even macabre materials into pieces with form and function. In particular, Beyond Textiles is a sampling of dresses made from plastic, metal, paper, and more. This show is in support and celebration of the arrival of the Midwestern Weavers Conference on June 23-25, hosted this year at Finlandia University by the Buellwood Weaver & Fiber Guild of Hancock.

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Student News Briefs: April 29, 2011

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CAREER SERVICES HOURS:  Career Services will be closed from Monday, May 2 — Friday, May 6, while they move from the Harold Meese Center to the 2nd Floor of the Administration Building.  They will re-open on Monday, May 9 from 7:30 AM — 4:00 PM, summer hours operation.

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